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Fethullah Gülen: 'I Call For An International Investigation Into The Failed Putsch In Turkey'

Emre Celik | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Emre Celik

Unfortunately, in a country where independent media outlets are shut down or taken under government custody, a significant portion of Turkish citizens were made to believe -- through relentless pro-government propaganda -- that I am the actor behind the July 15 coup. However, world opinion, which is shaped by objective information, clearly sees that what is going on is a power grab by the administration under the guise of a witch-hunt.

When It Comes To Social Justice, Adults Need To #PassTheMic

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 07.26.2016 | Education
Maru Gonzalez

If we are to support youth as they exercise higher levels of personal freedom and social responsibility, the parameters of engagement and mobilization can no longer be set by and for adults. How can we then support youth social action in a synergistic and compassionate manner?

The First Step To The Black Lives Matter Issue Is Simple

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jenna Atkinson

This was originally written for a Facebook post after an experience on a business trip this weekend in Chicago. I received a lot of feedback and with ...

A Darker Shade Of Green

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Lance Hosey

The clash of personal ego and public interest holds us all back. Advocates for change in the design industry can go only so far without also changing how designers behave.

#BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter And #BlueLivesMatter Don't Have To Be Mutually Exclusive

Timeica Bethel | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Timeica Bethel

Some people argue that the BlackLivesMatter movement is anti-police. In fact, the BlueLivesMatter hashtag was created to "defend" police against the BlackLivesMatter movement; however, the two are not mutually exclusive.

'Break Free from Fossil Fuel'

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 06.20.2016 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

The extraction, refining and distribution of fossil fuels is an enormous industry representing the engine for global economic production and growth.

Social Movements Matter: The Untold Story of the Democratic Primaries

Gara LaMarche | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Gara LaMarche

It takes nothing away from Senator Sanders, and the millions of voters he has mobilized, to observe that deeper currents are at work that have created a political climate which has sharply influenced both him and Secretary Clinton.

In The Struggle For Racial Equality, Giant Protests Don't Create Giant Change

The Well | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.

Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

Anne Hilker | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Hilker

Miller twists what society perceives as weakness into strength, capturing the beauty and warrior-like qualities in the women she features. I recently interviewed Ali to discuss how she found the courage to publicly tell her story, and in the process inspire dozens of other women.

The Spirit of Activism: From Occupy Wall Street to a New Playbook for Revolution

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"People can't ignore my book," says Dr. Micah White, PhD. Well, people can, but once they've read the award-winning activist's innovative call-to-arms...

Self Love Rising #lovesaveslives

Kajal Pandey | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Kajal Pandey

The one thing we can't learn is Love. We can only truly feel Love. This powerful energy transcends every limit, challenge, suffering and hateful act...

The Future Is Now: Celebrating Youth Leadership

Aaron Ableman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Aaron Ableman

When I was 11 years old, my father gave me an opportunity to share my story in one of his books, entitled "On Good Land: The Autobiography Of An Urban...

Movements v. Brands: Are POTUS Candidates Rallying Cries or Products?

Cait Lamberton | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Cait Lamberton

All POTUS campaigns are not the same. And it matters. For branded campaigns, the candidate is the product. For movement campaigns, the candidate is the rallying cry.

Look, the 2016 Student Uprising in the USA

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Scott Goodson

We are living in a time of great social shifts and as a result great cultural and social movements.

The Black Panther Party: A Food Justice Story

Garrett Broad | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Garrett Broad

At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.

Bernie Sanders Meet Bayard Rustin

Steven Conn | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

With the primary season now finally and officially underway, and with Senator Bernie Sanders' stunning victory in New Hampshire still registering on the political seismograph, I've been wondering what Bayard Rustin would make of it all.

Getting Change Wrong

Bill McKibben | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Bill McKibben

If you think that we need a leader who will push to change the way we see the world then it makes perfect sense to imagine Bernie as the realistic candidate, the one who will get things done.

The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party's Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.

Creating a Movement, Addressing Inequality Differently

Derrick Feldmann | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Derrick Feldmann

Go out and explore. Take an attitude of fixing things when you see them. Experience them and understand them. Approach things as you want to accomplish them. That will make the world a better place.

The Makers Movement - What is a Changemaker?

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

There are infinite possibilities of where we can go when we choose to actively consider and participate in the changes that are happening all around us. Let's make something meaningful.

New Year's Resolutions for the Climate Justice Movements

Nathan Thanki | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Nathan Thanki

As much of the world launches into 2016 determined to uphold personal resolutions such as quitting smoking, going to the gym, and calling home more often, social movements are also pondering what collective changes they'd like to make.

The World Bank's Role in Uzbek Slavery Lights Up Washington D.C.

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

On International Human Rights Day, Walk Free and International Labor Rights Forum, both members of the Cotton Campaign coalition, projected striking images of Uzbekistan forced labour onto the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Dying to Know - Budding Green Burial in the U.S.

Suzanne Kelly | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Suzanne Kelly

For over a decade and a half, green burial advocates (GBAs) have been working toward simpler, less polluting, and more sustainable death care. This in...

The Importance of Movement Disagreements

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Jay Mandle

If the campaign finance reform movement -- a movement that seeks to deepen democracy in the country -- is to be successful, it needs to be tolerant of contrasting strategies among its supporters.

Black Woman, White Movement: Why Black Women Are Leaving The Feminist Movement

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 11.15.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Black feminists seek emancipation from the norms and expectations of typical white women. In a society where the Black female body is appropriated, Black feminists are clamoring to be seen as an everyday type of beauty rather than exotic.